A popular theme here and at HawaiiStories is the way a lot of stuff isn't as good as it used to be. However, it's just not possible that everything about living in Hawaii is worse now than once it was, is it?

So, what has gotten better in the last ten, fifteen, twenty years? Sure, we miss some of the old hangouts, but are any of the new hangouts better? What about TV shows, beaches, roads, neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and recreation?

Something's gotta have improved, right? Who's first?